This proposed project is huge and it will be disastrous if it goes ahead. Ninety-six per cent of the residents of the Pillaga area do not want the project to go ahead and the Department of Planning and Environment is now taking submissions on Santos' EIS for the project. Submissions close on 24 April and it's vital that as many people as possible put in a submission.
In the words of the Department of Planning and Environment:
The Narrabri Gas Project involves the progressive development of a coal seam gas field comprising up to 850 gas wells on up to 425 well pads over 20 years, and the construction and operation of gas processing and water treatment facilities, including:- a central gas processing facility for the compression, dehydration and treatment of gas;- a water management facility for the storage and treatment of produced water;- an in-field gas compression and water management facility; and- water and gas gathering pipelines and ancillary infrastructure.
You can find more information on the project, as well as a submission guide, on the Wilderness Society website.
You will find the submission form on the Department of Planning and Environment website.